Reynolds Recital Hall

The NMU Department of Music is pleased to present an NMU Symphony Orchestra concert featuring the Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis who will be performing his own composition, the "Ulysses Violin Concerto." Mr. Kliphuis combines a "gypsy jazz" sound with a classical music style.

The NMU String Orchestra will also perform the famous "Holberg Suite" by Edvard Grieg and "Irish Legend" by  Soon Hee Newbold.

More from the conductor of the NMU Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Barbara Rhyneer:

NMU Music Department

Next time on Peninsula Performances:

The NMU Music Student Performance Competition rewards students with scholarships, but also rewards you with very fine musicianship; from a concert in March of 2018, hear music of Khachaturian, Brubeck and John Williams. 

Then, prepare for a percussive concert from the NMU Percussion Ensemble’s November 2017 performance, with music of Rossini, McKenzie and Gene Koshinski.

NMU Veterans Day Benefit Concert Facebook Event Page

Dr. Erin Colwitz, assistant professor of music and director of choirs at Northern Michigan University, and Megan O'Connor, senior communications studies major, have assembled a program of music to honor veterans on Sunday, November 11th.  The choral concert features American patriotic songs from different periods of our military's history.  Erin and Megan came to Public Radio 90 to tell us more:

North Coast Chamber Players - Facebook

The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?"  This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.

Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program: / Pine Mountain Music Festival

The 28th season of the Pine Mountain Music Festival is beginning soon, with the 2018 festival taking place June 15th - June 30th.  Artistic Director Dr. Joel Neves stopped by our studios to talk about the exciting line-up this year.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Jan-Erik Osterholm, representative of the Finnish male choir from Porvoo, Finland (who was also on the phone in Finland), in regards to their upcoming American tour.  They will be coming to Calumet and Marquette on their Midwest tour, and Kurt and Jan-Erik talked details of the tour, repertoire, and about the choir themselves.

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Olympus Piano Trio NMU Residency/Concerts

Mar 31, 2017

The Olympus Piano Trio is a classical music performance group that has taken residency here at Northern Michigan University this week.  They joined us in the studio during Morning Classics to discuss the residency and their concerts from all across campus this week.

  The Ann Arbor-based Akropolis Reed Quintet is performing at NMU tonight (3/11/16) and tomorrow night (3/12/16).  PR90's Nicole Walton spoke with members of the ensemble and with NMU Professor Dr. Rob Engelhardt. 

The Akropolis Reed Quintet performs

Friday, 3/11, at 7:30pm in the NMU Reynold Recital Hall - ***for students only***

Saturday, 3/12, at 7:30pm in the NMU Reynolds Recital Hall

tickets available  here

3 NMU Music Department Concerts in 4 Days!

Oct 6, 2015

NMU music professors Mark Flaherty and Barbara Rhyneer stop in to Public Radio 90 to preview these three nearly back-to-back concerts, starting with a choral extravaganza Sunday (Oct 11) afternoon at 3, followed by a jazz ensembles concert Tuesday (Oct 13) night at 7:30, and an orchestra concert Wednesday (Oct 14) night, also at 7:30. All shows are free to the public and take place in Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU.

Derek Yaple-Schobert Returns to Perform at NMU

Apr 27, 2015